Surprisingly I was not as weary as one should have expected after such a long flight. The "jet lag" effect was minimal. Retired to bed early after dinner. Was awake at 3.00 am next morning and couldn't sleep thereafter. So I picked up a book "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri and read till till 6.00 am. Then slept again for an hour and got up again at 7.00 am.Was feeling fully refreshed and energized. After a steaming cup of Starbucks coffee followed by light breakfast accompanied Mira, our charming & sprightly little grand daughter, to the Riverside Elementary School located about a mile from home. From there we drove to Bowns Road, parked the car and walked on the Green Belt route along the Boise River - which falls under Ada County Wildlife Habitat area. There are select tracks for pedestrians and cyclists. Boise River abounds in trout and year long fishing is permitted - subject to 2 trout and 25 white fish per day.
The weather was cool and pleasant and the atmosphere exhilirating. Autumn has begun to set in and leaves started yellowing. We saw many wild flowers and berries and many different kinds of trees. We saw a group of wood ducks , a falcon,a few terns,a couple of magpies and a solitary osprey. I believe there are over 250 species of birds in Boise area. There were many joggers and walkers some with the dogs on leash. Invariably we were greeted with beaming smiles and a loud "Hi" or "How are you doing". On our return we went to Starbucks Drive Thru to pick some coffee powder.
Pictures taken during the walk are posted below.